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Minnesota United stadium construction on track for spring 2019 opening
Dramatic video shows North Korean soldier making a run for freedom
Man injured in shooting at Fergus Falls apartment
Sen. Dan Schoen, Rep. Tony Cornish to resign amid sexual harassment allegations
Light rail stop in downtown Minneapolis to stop two days before Super Bowl
Injury woes challenge UMD hockey
Red-hot Murphy helps Gophers rout Alabama A&M to go 5-0
Michael Jordan turning into Vikings fan
Two Gopher offensive linemen questionable for Saturday
Local Roundup: Garberding hat trick helps Willmar win season-opener
David Cassidy, 1970s teen idol who starred on 'The Partridge Family,' dies at 67
Inside RFD-TV, the network that covets rural and older viewers
Charlie Rose harassed us, eight women say
Why is Peter Dinklage still stuck playing characters defined by dwarfism?
From Fred and Ginger to Kate and Leo: When movie couples make fans hope for real-life love
Holidaze parade ushers in holiday season Saturday in downtown Willmar
What you need in your winter survival kit
'Made in America' concerts set by Prairie Arts Chorale
Generations section now available online
500 years of Reformation brings together some 800 people in Willmar
October/November issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
Latest issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
Latest issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
Live it!: The intrigue of arm knitting
Live it! Q&A: Taking a holistic approach to medicine
Shelby T. Kingman Jr.
Roland H. Severson
Helen D. Johnson
Harvey B. Beavers
Verna C. B. Gomer
Thanksgiving is a time to appreciate all our blessings
Commentary: Did Al Franken make a bad decision, or is he a creep? Look for the pattern.
Analysis: Why Sen. Al Franken could be in a lot more trouble now
Garrison Keillor: It's Thanksgiving. Be Happy.
Letter: Farm economy needs rescuing
WCT Sports Show: Volleyball playoff preview
WCT Sports Show: Mid-Season Football Rankings
WCT Sports Show: Area volleyball contenders
WCT Sports Show: Week 3 Pigskin Picks
WCT Sports Show: Ranks! And Picks!
Card of Thanks
Emma Anne Williams
January 11, 2017
Bystander CPR may boost survival odds when ambulance delayed
Cardiac arrest patients who get cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) from a bystander at the scene may have better survival odds even when an...
January 11, 2017 - 10:46pm
April 13, 2016
Small-town Minnesota grocers look to state for help
ST. PAUL — Minnesota’s small-town grocery stores are closing at a rate that is expected to speed up as their owners age. In most cases, owners have no plans to transfer ownership, leaving communities without local stores. State Rep. Rod Hamilton, R-Mountain Lake, is seeking $10...
April 13, 2016 - 11:00pm
March 24, 2016
Ridgewater to host FAFSA Night Tuesday
WILLMAR – Ridgewater College will host free spring FAFSA Nights to offer advice for students and parents about applying for financial aid. The events will be 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday on the Willmar campus and 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday on the Hutchinson campus. The events are free,...
March 24, 2016 - 11:23pm
January 4, 2016
Spicer woman co-founds organization to help widows in Uganda
WILLMAR — Every time she travels to Uganda, Tonya Thimons sees women who once seemed without hope transformed in just a few months into people...
January 4, 2016 - 11:44pm
May 11, 2015
USDA offers bird flu help online
Bird flu is a huge and growing threat to U.S. agriculture, both nationally and in the Upper Midwest, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture has assembled a number of online resources to help producers, consumers, the news media and others. The U.S. is the world’s largest producer...
May 11, 2015 - 11:39pm
February 24, 2015
How to help organizations helping Phoenix, the burned dog rescued in Redby, Minn.
How to help organizations helping Phoenix, the dog rescued in Redby, Minn. RELATED: Young dog found in burning dumpster being cared for at Twin Cities clinic To help Phoenix, you can donate to: Act V Rescue
February 24, 2015 - 8:00am
October 4, 2012
Middle Aged Plague blog: 'The least of these' are great indeed
October 4, 2012 - 11:07am
January 25, 2011
Angels who took a chance
In June of 2010, my 57-year-old brother moved up here from Arizona. Scott is a friendly, hardworking individual who drove to Willmar in three and a half days by himself. What makes this story unique is that he is a high-functioning developmentally disabled person. He has always worked...
January 25, 2011 - 8:50am
November 1, 2010
Letter: Help 'Be the Match'
I would like to encourage those who are willing and able to consider joining "Be the Match." This registry is for being a potential donor for someone who needs a bone marrow transplant. In many cases bone marrow is no longer taken from the hip, but instead blood is taken from one...
November 1, 2010 - 12:00am
June 25, 2010
Volunteers needed in Wadena, Otter Tail counties
WADENA, Minn. - Volunteers are still needed here and in Wadena and Otter Tail counties for tornado cleanup. Volunteers should call 211 from a landline or (800) 543-7709 from a cell phone or check in at the old Pamida parking lot on U.S. Highway 71 in Wadena. The volunteer center...
June 25, 2010 - 3:21pm
June 21, 2010
Commentary: Voter unrest could also help out the Democrats
It's hard to call the outcomes of recent primaries a "voter uprising." It looks more like democracy in action than a series of coup d'etats. Replacing party establishment favorites with others is only a revolution if one believes in the divine right of incumbents. From a purely partisan...
June 21, 2010 - 12:00am
March 18, 2010
Editorial: Pawlenty veto hurts, Gimse was of no help
Gov. Tim Pawlenty's recent moves for political advantage -- both statewide and for his presidential campaign -- on the capital investment bonding bill hurt Willmar and Kandiyohi County. While the bonding bill passed -- 89-44 in the House and 49-17 in the Senate -- with Republican...
March 18, 2010 - 12:00am
October 24, 2009
After day of aches, pains flu help line appears to be on track
ST. PAUL -- Flu-stricken Minnesotans are finding a shorter wait for medical advice when they call a state hotline. "The wait times have improved," Buddy Ferguson of the Minnesota Health Department said Friday afternoon. "Right now, it is looking like two to four hours for a nurse...
October 24, 2009 - 12:00am
October 22, 2009
State establishes influenza help line
ST. PAUL -- Operators are standing by to answer calls from feverish, coughing and achy Minnesotans. What Minnesota health officials call the country's first statewide flu help line that can prescribe medicine launched Wednesday at (866) 259-4655. Minnesota FluLine, open 24 hours...
October 22, 2009 - 12:00am
July 25, 2009
Commentary: Help is wanted ... that is not always true
I got my first job when I was 15. Before that, I baby-sat, did piece work for a leather company that didn't care how old you were and worked at a dusty day camp. The Pewter Pot Muffin Shop in Salem, Mass., was a major step up: 99 cents an hour plus tips could add up to three or four...
July 25, 2009 - 12:00am